Choosing to get liposuction in NJ, or anywhere for that matter, is a big deal. You’d be surprised how many people consider the procedure to get rid of a stubborn bulge (or two) on their bodies.

When used for the right purposes and toward the right goals, liposuction is an amazing solution for body enhancement.

People seek liposuction treatment for hips, inner and outer thigh shaping or reduction, banishing fat on the buttocks, upper arms, chins and more.

The good news is: the vast majority of those who undergo a liposuction procedure in NJ (and across the US) are very happy with the outcome. Liposuction is one of the most successful plastic surgeries with a very high satisfaction rate.

Still, if you’re thinking about liposuction,we want to take this opportunity to let you know that we are as invested in this decision as you are. It’s our job to be sure you’ve thought through your decision to seek liposuction surgery. That is why we’ve compiled some advice from a couple of experienced plastic surgeons about liposuction surgery. We hope this will help you solidify your decision about whether liposuction is the right fit for you.

Be sure to consider all of these options carefully before proceeding with liposuction surgery:

Ask Yourself What Your Motivation for Surgery Is

Make sure you’re doing it for yourself. We all think of peer pressure as a teen thing. However, even if you’re well past the teen years, what others might think can have an affect on you.

We have seen people who, after considering their motivation for surgery, come to the realization that they were actually strongly influenced by what friends or colleagues might think.

For some of these folks, there may be better ways to eliminate a less-than-stellar body image. The plan might include liposuction in NJ, or it might not.

Establish Realistic Liposuction Goals

Liposuction can accomplish some wonderful things. We’ve seen people whose self-esteem had been low prior to liposuction surgery change their outlook following surgery. (This can happen even if no one else notices the “flaw” that the patient wants to correct with liposuction.) Many people improve their confidence and their lives this way.

On the other hand, if you’re goals are not realistic, you will be disappointed with the result. If you’re considering surgery to lose 20 pounds, you’ll be disappointed. If you’re doing this to significantly change your life, you will be disappointed.

Understanding and discussing your goals is part of the a responsible plastic surgeon’s role. We can’t help you get the liposuction result you want – if we don’t know your goals. Don’t choose a surgeon who glosses over your goals.

Find a Plastic Surgeon that Shares Your Goals

We want to help you see what is possible with liposuction in NJ – and what is not – so that you’ll know what to expect. We want you to make an educated and informed decision. There may be other options you should consider if you’re looking for a body change that liposuction cannot provide.

Many patients that are seeking liposuction find out that what is really required is a tummy tuck, especially if they have had children. Only a qualified plastic surgeon can explain the difference to you.

If your goal is completely unrealistic, we will let you know that it’s not achievable in our professional opinion. The majority of patients we meet in our Bergen County offices are good candidates, and we begin our partnership together at that point.

Don’t Consider Using Liposuction as a Weight Loss Solution

This falls into the category of unrealistic. Liposuction is best used as a contouring procedure. Liposuction is not used as a weight loss solution because it would be dangerous to perform on the entire body and it would not improve the way you look.

The only way to deal with obesity is through diet, exercise and proper health care or bariatric surgery – all in consultation with your physician.

Don’t Take Liposuction Surgery Lightly

If you choose your surgeons carefully your surgery should go extremely well and you should heal quickly—but don’t take lipo lightly. Any surgery carries risks, so you have to make sure the outcome you want is achievable and that it is worth spending time, money and recovery for.

Your surgeon should describe for you what to expect from surgery and how your recovery is expected to go. The more seriously you take your liposuction surgery, the more likely you will follow aftercare instructions and the better outcome you will have.

Don’t Choose a Liposuction Surgeon Based on Price

Focus on finding a surgeon you trust, rather than focusing on the price. We recommend choosing a plastic surgeon that you feel listens to you and takes an interest in you, your goals and your health. We also advise you to be especially wary of advertised pricing.

Each surgery is different, even if it is called the same thing. So no surgeon should be able to inform you about costs until she/he has learned your goals and made the surgical plan to achieve them. There is no one-size (or price) fits all in plastic surgery.

Trust Your Gut

When choosing a plastic surgeon, after verifying their credentials, we find it’s best to go with the surgeon with who you feel most comfortable.

For the very best results, choose the one you found to be most knowledgeable and interested in answering your questions. The one that gave you a detailed plan for your procedure and didn’t rush you into a procedure. Odds are, this is the type of surgeon that is the best fit for you.

Find out What Liposuction Can Do for You

Don’t let any of this dissuade you—just consider these points in your decision process. When you’re ready to find out what having liposuction surgery in NJ can do for you, we invite you to come in for a consultation with Dr. Cohen or Dr. Winters.

We believe that finding the right patient is just as important to us, as finding the right surgeon is to you. We’d love to discuss your goals and expectations about liposuction surgery.

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About Dr. Winters

Dr. Winters specializes in primary, revision, reconstructive, functional and teenage rhinoplasty surgeries. Dr. Winters is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and maintains active memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and others.